A 14-year-old girl was gang-raped in Kanchanpur district, on Friday evening.

Three unidentified youths raped the teenage girl in Punarbas Municipality-2 of the district yesterday around 7:30 pm, according to the police.

Spokesperson at the District Police Office, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Amar Bahadur Thapa stated that the incident occurred when the girl left her home to go to a nearby shop, some 400 metres away, to buy a pen.

Identities of the three suspects have not been ascertained yet. They absconded the scene as soon as the crime was committed, informed DSP Thapa.

The victim has undergone health check-up at a Dhangadhi-based health facility, following which she has been handed over to her relatives.

Further investigation into the case is underway, said police.